Letters From the House Between #4 2015 Publication Date: 11/30/2014
Drought Ė now thereís a word. Drought. Like California. Like now as I try to write. Itís been like trying to cough up fish bones from a dry throat. Iíve stared at the screen for hours.
Iíve looked up the word venal. Iíve eaten a piece of Irish soda bread. I left my office to buy pumpkins and white mums only to find they cost too much. I mean for my current budget.
So I bought a spaghetti squash instead because itís something we can eat and there is this recipe in The Smitten Kitchen cookbook called Spaghetti Squash Tacos. Sounds gross, doesnít it? I made them later, and they were delicious.
NOTES FROM TOAD HALL Spring #2 2014 Publication Date: 08/17/2014
We live in a climate where the seasons are sharp. There is no mistaking them. Winter freezes everything including our senses; but they waken again with the shifting south wind, in slight rises in temps, in clouds changing from steel gray to white muslin, when it is still well below freezing, we sniff the air and say, ďI smell spring!Ē
Editor's Note (Denis Haack) Dialogue
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Why I'm a Bad Listener (Denis Haack) When Busy is Too Busy (Denis Haack) Thinking About God and the Really Real (Denis Haack) One Nation Under Gods (Denis Haack) The Biblical Word Bolded: On the Paintings of Edward Knippers (Denis Haack)
On August 18, 2015, our dear friend, sweet pastor, and respected Ransom Board member, Ed Hague, passed from this life into the next. Even as his cancer progressed he was hopeful, certain that grace was capable of not merely healing the brokenness but of overcoming death.
We grieve, and feel the loss deeply. We also are comforted by the assurance that Ed has been welcomed home and is now in the presence of the King he adored and served so faithfully. It is this hope, and the Christian faith that gives rise to it that we celebrate and explore on this site.